You know it’s important to wash your face, but are you washing your face properly? Get the most out of your skincare products and reveal your most healthy and radiant skin with these easy to implement tips.
#1 Wash your face in BOTH the morning and evening.
It may seem like common sense, but washing your face twice a day is a must. Throughout the day, dirt and pollution build up on your skin. Washing your face in the evening helps cleanse and remove these impurities. However, while you sleep oils from your hair and bacteria from saliva can also settle into the skin. This is why you must cleanse your skin again when you wake up in the morning.
#2 Don’t use hot water.
Whatever you do, make sure you don’t use super hot water when washing your face! This damages the skin’s natural barrier and can lead to dry, irritated skin. Instead, use lukewarm water when washing your face.
#3 Know your skin type.
For best results when washing your face, it is important to know your skin type. Some common skin types include dry, oily, and sensitive. Once you know your skin type, it will make it easier to pick out the skin care that works best for your skin! I recommend taking this easy and quick skin type quiz.
#4 Be gentle.
Your skin is delicate. It can be easy to forget this when you are trying to scrub off makeup. But scrubbing your face too aggressively can lead to skin that is red and irritated. Make sure to gently lather your face cleanser on the skin and use soft, circular motions.
#5 Use quality skin care.
If you are not sure how to pick out quality skin care, the key is to look at the ingredients and their potency. You can tell a product is low quality when important ingredients are at the bottom of the ingredients list. Products that are high quality and more effective will feature these ingredients at the top of the list, meaning the product contains a higher concentration of the ingredient. VIIVA realizes the importance of skin care and focuses on creating products that go above and beyond to reveal your most beautiful skin.
#6 Don’t forget to wash your towels.
Washing your towels often is important to stop the spread of bacteria. If you continually dry your face with the same towel after cleansing, this can actually spread bacteria on to the skin that you just cleaned.
And there you have it! Make sure to remember these tips next time you wash your face.
Meet the Author: Hanna is the Communications Coordinator at VIIVA. She recently graduated summa cum laude from Southern Oregon University and now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, cat, and dog. Her favorite hobbies include reading and singing, and her favorite VIIVA product is the Chocolate Organic Plant Base!